Neglected communities in places like Skyway live with multiple challenges. Without basic government support to drill down to help build a local economy, we are left completely unsupported in fighting Income Inequality that leads to potential displacement of residents and local businesses.
Skyway is economically challenged, and the residents feel the affects. The built environment is outdated to support upward financial mobility. Outdated policies terrorize residents and businesses. Outdated planning and infrastructure threatens the well-being of the community and their ecosystems to be self-empowered.
There are a significant amount of African Diaspora who are feeling threaten. In many ways, it is a symptom of much deeper problems.
IF AVERAGE BLACK FAMILY WEALTH CONTINUES TO GROW AT THE SAME PACE IT HAS OVER THE PAST THREE DECADES, IT WOULD TAKE BLACK FAMILIES 228 YEARS TO AMASS THE SAME AMOUNT OF WEALTH THAT WHITE FAMILIES ENJOY. THAT’S JUST 17 YEARS SHORTER THAN THE 245-YEAR SPAN OF SLAVERY IN THE U.S.
Our work is about saving lives and creating systems, that is tackling the underlying challenges that prevent communities from having the network of safety they deserve and need to flourish.
Education Education is the fundamental leverage in improving a life but all are not succeeding. This is a crisis and needs urgent attention. Have we asked our systems what can be done?Learn More
Wellness Without a place to feel safe enough to elevate our heritage and celebrate our culture its difficult to heal and reconcile. In many cases we can’t move forward until we work with the trauma and fear of being displaced.Learn More
Financial Capability Every time you are displaced you have to rebuild your network of support and find ways to flourish. We help strengthen your upward financial mobility to rise to where you were and move to beyond.Learn More
1 of 10 Households in Skyway are Cost burdenedPreSchool Age kidsest. 400Below Poverty Line13%
1. Leadership Program and Mentor Support
2. Skyway African Diaspora Network
3. Elevate & Celebrate Culture and Heritages through Skyway Parade & Block Party
4. Equitable Development
5. Advocacy - Skyway West Hill Action Plan